His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Sunday evening received Lt. General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan, Head of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC), who was on a working visit to the country.
In the presence of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, both sides discussed the fraternal relations between the UAE and Sudan and ways to strengthen them across all domains.
During the meeting, held at Qasr Al Shati’, they also exchanged views on several regional and international issues of common interest, especially developments in the Horn of Africa and East Africa, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
The two sides also stressed the importance of giving priority to the voice of wisdom, dialogue and finding diplomatic solutions to the various issues and challenges facing the region in a way that contributes to defuse tensions and crises and establish a solid foundation for further development and prosperity for their people.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed reaffirmed the UAE’s keenness to support Sudan's efforts in promoting peace, stability and development, especially during this critical phase of its history, based on its belief that Sudan’s stability, security and safety represent an important pillar in the region’s security.
For his part, Al Burhan stressed that Sudan is keen to enhance various aspects of cooperation and joint work with the UAE in light of the historical fraternal relations that bind the two countries and their people.
The Sudanese senior official hailed the UAE's support for maintaining Sudan’s stability and security in the midst of many challenges. He also praised the country's urgent humanitarian initiatives and medical supplies the UAE continues to provide to Sudan amidst the global fight against COVID-19.
The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Khaled Omar Youssef, Sudanese Minister of Cabinet Affairs; and the accompanying delegation.